Mums' Days Reviewers - Sarah
I must say I love a monthly subscription box – a little surprise every month! Mums’ Days Reviewer, Sarah, has been trying out the latest subscription box for kids, Little Passports aimed at encouraging your little ones to learn about the world.
Here’s what she made of it…
Well, the girls were firstly very excited to find the enormous parcels that had arrived for them! Eliza (3) had the Early Explorers package and Ava (5 going on 13) had the World Edition. Both age groups came with a groovy suitcase to put all of the bits and pieces in. The first months package was just the suitcase and a map. The Early Explorers also had stickers, an activity booklet and a luggage tag. The World Edition was more themed and had a back story about the two characters and their magically travelling motorbike. The idea is that each month they send your child a pen letter as if they are pen pals, which was lovely.
In the following months, The Early Explorers concentrates on themes like food, oceans or music. Each month comes with an activity booklet, souvenirs, Flashlight Adventures and stickers and a wall decal. We had oceans which was quite good, but we had a wooden fishing game, which was beautiful, but a bit too young for my three year old. The activity booklet was perfect for that age group and even had science experiment! The Flashlight Adventures was big hit.
The World Edition concentrates on countries and comes with a letter from the characters, Sam and Sofia, souvenirs, activity sheets, stickers for the suitcase, passport and map, photos and access to their website for more online games. We got Australia and they gave a brief introduction about Aborigines, then some fantastic Aboriginal themed scraped art which was brilliant. There were six drawn ones and one with stencils that you could design yourself.
They’ve both gone to bed with their suitcases after hours of enjoyment, so a big hit! However, I did feel that the World Edition was much more age appropriate. It might have been that the Early Explorers was just a one off and from the rest of the pack, I’d like to give it another go and see if it improved.
The major downside with these gorgeous packs are the costs. The Early Explorers is £108 plus £35.40 postage (it’s sent from the States) as a one off annual payment which works out as £11.95 per month or £12 plus £3.95 postage monthly. The World Edition is £90 plus £35.40 postage as a one off annual payment which works out as £10.45 per month or £10 per month plus £3.95 postage. Personally, I think that although the Early Explorers were a really high quality, not being age appropriate would mean that I probably wouldn’t subscribe. The World Edition is slightly cheaper but felt that we got much more value for money. I’d be tempted to subscribe.
Thanks for you review Sarah!
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